Driving Ethanol Series on 10 Years of Growth Energy

Growth Energy was created in November 2008 and so is celebrating ten years of advocating for ethanol this month. This edition of the Driving Ethanol podcast is the first in a series of three focusing on a decade of accomplishments for the organization. This podcast includes historical comments from the early years with industry leaders, including Greg Krissek, who was …

ZimmCast with NAFB Leadership

This week’s program is dedicated to discussions with the leadership of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. NAFB just held its 75th annual convention in Kansas City. This edition of the ZimmCast includes interviews with: Immediate past-president of NAFB, Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network Tom Brand, NAFB Executive Director NAFB President-Elect Rita Frazier, RFD Radio Network New NAFB President, Lorrie …

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75th NAFB Convention

The 75th annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention held at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri November 7-9, 2018. The NAFB was founded in 1944 as the National Association of Radio Farm Directors (NARFD). Television was added to the name in 1955 to become NATRFD. The next name change came in 1964 to the more inclusive …

GROWMARK Energy Offering Pre-Blended E15

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased that farmer-owned cooperative GROWMARK Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. RFA has been working with GROWMARK on a number of issues related to offering E15 at the terminals, including regulatory compliance, participation in the EPA’s required fuel survey, and adoption of RFA’s Misfueling Mitigation Plan …

ZimmCast 602 – A Farm Broadcasting Icon and More

In this episode of the ZimmCast, we share a conversation with farm broadcasting legend Everett Griner who just announced his retirement from Southeast AgNet after 70 years in the broadcast business. Next in the program is an interview with Kelly Davis, Renewable Fuels Association, about their co-partnership of the Export Exchange conference that brings together international grain buyers with U.S. …

FMH Offers New Cyber Risk Protection for Farmers

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) today announced the new FMH Cyber Risk Protection suite, which includes two new cyber risk products to provide protection and services in the event an individual, family, or farm is the victim of a computer attack, cyber extortion, online fraud, or a breach of personal information. “From mobile devices for the family …

Presidion Ag Announces Patent Allowance

Florida-based Presidion Ag is pleased to announce the technology behind their Nitrogen Efficiency product Neon Laser(TM) for Anhydrous Ammonia has received “Notice of Allowance” from the United States Patents and Trademark office. Presidion Ag is the exclusive licensed seller of these technologies in the USA for Eco World Research and Development Group, LLC (“EWG”). EWG is a developer of Intellectual …

Presidential Speeches at 91st National FFA Convention

President Donald Trump addressed the 91st National FFA Convention Saturday in Indianapolis. Outgoing National FFA president Breanna Holbert of California gave her retiring address shortly after President Trump spoke. Listen to some of both their speeches here.

Ethanol Report from Export Exchange 2018

There was a special focus on the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) at the fifth biennial Export Exchange held this past week in Minneapolis. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) began organizing this event in 2010 with the help of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) to bring together international buyers and domestic sellers of U.S. feedgrains and ethanol …

Georgia Peanut Farmers Count Hurricane Michael Losses

Hurricane Michael hit Georgia agriculture right at harvest season for many crops, including peanuts, where only half of what was looking to be a pretty good crop had been harvested. The remaining 50 percent is yet to be harvested as crop conditions deteriorate and damaged peanut buying points struggle to regain power to dry and grade the peanuts. Officials with …

RFA Comments on E15 Rulemaking Timeline

Ethanol interests are raising concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency delaying the start of the rulemaking process for year-round E15 until February 2019, which would make the timeline for getting it approved before next summer very tight. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper says they would very much like to see a proposal out sooner than February, but …

RFA Panel Addresses E15 Attacks

Since President Trump announced the administration’s intention to seek authorization to sell E15 ethanol year-round, ethanol critics have been increasing attacks on the fuel, so the Renewable Fuels Association held a panel teleconference October 25 to address some of the false and misleading information, including E15 use in vehicles and marine engines, as well as its impact on air quality. …

ZimmCast 601 – FMC in the Field

FMC Agricultural Solutions held a field day at its Sparks, GA research station earlier this month, hosted by the FMC technical service team with a plot tour, presentations and certification training. In particular, the FMC technical service team showcased new Lucento™ fungicide, which is expected to be approved by the end of this year for the 2019 season. You can …

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Export Exchange 2018

Export Exchange is a biennial educational and trade forum for U.S. feed grains that hosts international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from 35 around countries to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain. The event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy. Held in Minneapolis, Minnesota …

Timac Agro USA Announces New Accelerated Leadership Program

New Recruits Will Join Visionaries in Agricultural Innovation Timac Agro USA, a leading provider of crop nutritional solutions, has launched an Accelerated Leadership Program to recruit candidates to join their team of visionaries in the agricultural industry. Timac Agro USA aims to provide current technology and invest in future innovations to produce stronger and healthier crops that are protected against …